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AAD 2018 Media Launch

With the upcoming Africa Aerospace and Defense show around the corner, excitement is definitely building as we were invited to the 100 day media launch at AFB Waterkloof officers mess in Pretoria. AAD known as the Africa Aerospace and Defense is a regular trade show and airshow held every two years at AFB Waterkloof in Pretoria South Africa ,this is all part of unlocking Africa’s Aerospace and defense potential. This show dates back to when DEXSA 1975 ,The Africa Aerospace and Defense (AAD) Expo was born from the Aerospace Africa civilian exhibition that originates from the 1975 Lanseria Air Show and the DEXSA military exhibition.
The first in the series of aviation exhibitions titled “Aviation Africa.”

In 1995 the AMD organised the hugely successful SAAF ’75 Expo in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the South African Air Force SAAF which is the second oldest air force in the world.During the trade exhibition, companies in the aviation industry were able to showcase their products in an indoor exhibition area, book hospitality chalets and display their aircraft in a static aircraft park.
The air show was open to the public and offered members of the general public the opportunity  to view  international aircraft.

During  the last AAD in 2016,we saw 12 National pavilions,75 Official delegations from 37 countries,532 Exhibitors from 34 countries,33 862 Trade visitors from105 countries,56 924 general public visitors,444 accredited local and international media,146 military and civilian aircraft and 24 978 Exhibition space.

We were welcomed by Mr.  Leon Dillman, CEO of CAASA The Commercial Aviation Association Of South Africa.The Youth Development Programme (YDP) forms an integral component of the Africa Aerospace and Defence Show, this years show promises to include the youth and provide as much needed information for them to have a career in the defence industry.

 

The Chief of the South African Airforce  Lt Gen “Zakes” Fabian Zimpande Msimang Keynote Address on the occasion of AAD 2018 100 days countdown:

A UAV quadcopter made a brief appearance in the media room to welcome us with a 100 day countdown message!

The Chief of Staff from the Ministry of Defence and your counterpart from the Mayors Office in the city of Tshwane;Admirals and Generals from the SANDF;Senor Officers;Chairperson of AAD 2018 Policy Committee and senior representatives from the AAD partnership; Executives and Senior Managers from the SA Government in general as well as the Gauteng Province and the City of Tshwane in particular as our host Province and City respectively; Member’s of the Diplomatic Community should any be in attendance here today; Captains of Industry; Member’s of the Media; Ladies and Gentleman…

On behalf of our Minister of Defence and Military Veterans-Ms. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula- who is also the Chief patron for AAD;as well as on behalf of Gen Silly Shoke the CSANDF and custodian  of AAD in the SANDF and whom I am effectively representing here today-I greet you and welcome you.

A special word of welcome goes to our guests of honour ,our exhibitors,sponsors as well as other key role-players and Partners on whose invaluable support we depend to make AAD a success especially SAA as our Official Carrier,The Gauteng development Agency-GGDA as well as Gautrain.

The number 100 has taken on a renewed significance for AAD. Not only has our CiC and President of the country recently completed his 100 days in the high office but today we are exactly 100 days from this seminal and 10th instalment of this global show piece and we do so in a year when our nation is celebrating the Centenary for our founding President and CiC.

It is now a matter of record, that AAD 2016 was a resounding success. Otherwise we would not be here launching the shows 10th instalment as scheduled for the 19th to the 23rd of September 2018 and I declare that WE ARE READY!!!

This years theme is “Unlocking Africa’s Aerospace and Defence Potential”. As already mentioned, this 10th edition of AAD takes place against the backdrop of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Celebrations. The SANDF is deeply honoured to remember Nelson Mandela as its founding Commander-in-Chief and continues to be inspired by his values and vision for a Defence Force that symbolizes unity and service to all our people. It is with this in mind that we have decided that, for the duration of AAD2018 expo, Hangar 1 at Waterkloof Airforce Base will be renamed ‘Madiba Hangar’ in honour of the first Commander in Chief.

Though hosted in our beautiful capital city ,AAD is not just a South African event but a continental spectacle as well as a premier global exhibition. The Africa Aerospace and Defence Expo represents the collective aspirations of our African people.The AAD demonstrates that Africans can be masters of their own density by creating the capability for defending themselves.It also showcases Africa’s defence industrial capability which is an integral part of any country’s ability to defend its sovereignty. At AAD 2016 the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula highlighted the global challenges that we,as democratic South Africa and a leading player in the various multilateral organisations, cannot afford to ignore. Today, I would like to add the regional challenges in the form of conflicts and the twin scourges of piracy and rhino poaching.

In collaboration with our partners on the Continent, we stand ready to face these challenges in the interest of peace and security. without this collaboration our beloved continent would never realise the much-needed socio-economic development that is key to strengthening democracy on the Continent.

We are all aware of the growing cyber-threat world wide that poses a risk to all countries. It is paramount that efficient, powerful and cost effective cyber defence and cyber security solutions are implemented to protect the critical information infrastructure. During AAD2018  a work session is planned to specifically address cyber security and all exhibitors operating inn this environment are invited to be part of and share best practices and innovations.

In context of the above, AAD is not only a national and continental assets AAD is also the means and the platform for sourcing the latest technologies, equipment, services and solutions whilst availing and exposing the to our partners. This ensures we are collectively enabled and empowered to co-operate and complement each otter’s efforts in addressing the challenges as and when the arise. It is for this reason that we will continue to support and host this exhibition and to grow it into a bigger and better show well into the future.

Another important element to this years edition is the transformational part of AAD which has partnered with tow small travel agencies as part of the development of Small Micro-Medium Enterprises. Wayam Travel  and Seesa Destination Network are now the official travel partners to AAD 2018. 

It is therefore, my honour to officiate at this countdown to AAD 2018. I invite all of you, in your various capacities to engage with the relevant nodal points within the AAD partnership and defence establishment.

I look forward to meeting you all of you at AAD 2018 and make tie to explore and experience our beautiful City of Tshwane as you enjoy this renowned premier defence exhibition

I Thank you and see you at AAD 2018!

Just before the end of the media Launch, The Gen. Msimang mentioned that many foreign International aircraft have been confirmed already for the show, we will announce the aircraft as soon as we know. AAD 2018 will showcase Africa’s largest Airshow, static display and live demonstrations. We were then treated to refreshments before departing AFB Waterkloof, keep your eyes on Aviation Central for more updates on AAD 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAAF Museum Airshow Program

SAAF Museum Airshow Program

The Program is divided into two, Morning and Afternoon. The Program can change at any time due to Aircraft and / or Pilot availability.


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Morning Program

Slot TimeAir Display ItemAircraft Type
8:00ParaglidersPPG
8:15C130 - SAAF Band ExitC130
8:30Golden Eagles ParadropCasa 212
8:45Opening CeremonyCavalcade
9:00CAF Opening Address Oryx/A109 Flags
9:30Museum Aircraft FlypastMuseum Aircraft
9:40Cessna 185C 185
9:50VampireVampire
10:00Nashua ExtraExtra 300L
10:15Tiger MothDH82A
10:30The Cows Pitts TeamPitts S2
10:45Alouette DisplayAlo-II and Alo-III's
11:00Red Bull AerosSbach 342
11:15GripenGripen
11:30Syncrho HarvardsMuseum Harvards
11:45Team XtremeExtra 330/Sbach
12:00MangoB737-800
12:10Flash Mob and RC JetsRC Vampire


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Afternoon Program

Slot TimeAir Display ItemAircraft Type
12:20Mini War Various
13:00Aerobatics Unlimited L-29L-29
13:15Puma Car DropPuma/Oryx
13:30Red Bull AerosSbach 342
13:45Little AnnieAn-2
14:00Goodyear Pitts TeamPitts Specials
14:15Randolph Boeing StearmanStearman
14:30Angel Kudu and ParadropTurbo Kudu
14:45PC-7 Astra SoloPC-7 Astra
15:00Unlimited AerobaticsExtra 330
15:15Harvard FormosMuseum/HCSA
15:30Puma Flying LionsLions Harvards
15:45HawkHawk 120
16:00Team ExtremeExtras/Sbachs
16:15L-39 AlbatrossL-39
16:30RooivalkRooivalk
16:45C-130-Angel WingsC130
17:00Gripen - FlaresGripen


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WesBank Botswana International Air Show (Matsieng)

WesBank Botswana International Air Show (Matsieng)

This is defiantly an must attend airshow, Fly-in, Drive in or Just pop in for the day, Just be there!

The Botswana Airshow to be held at Matsieng Aerodrome (FBMA) in Botswana on 26 May 2018 is not only about having a tremendous day of fun and excitement for aviation enthusiasts all over Southern Africa.
All the proceeds, after accounting for all costs of presenting the event, is donated to local charities and worthy social institutions.
The organisers of Botswana Airshow 2018 would like to express its gratitude to the many sponsors, benefactors, participants and the visiting public which all contribute towards making the Botswana Airshow a success for seven consecutive years and we are all looking forward to welcoming everybody on 26 May at Matsieng Aerodrome for Botswana Airshow 2018.
Let us all make a special effort to have great fun and excitement while knowing that proceeds go for very worthy charitable causes.

Gates open at 08h00 and the show will finish at 17h00


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Tickets Sales

Ticket: P120 (Adult) / P60 (6-17 years)

(Free for children under 6 accompanied by paying Adult)

 VIP Tickets are available. Tickets include:

  • VIP Access to Airshow Grounds
  • VIP Parking Access (Including Security guards) VIP Shuttle service to VIP tent and back to VIP Parking.
  • Free Delivery of VIP tickets before Airshow Date Free drinks (Beer/Wine/Soft drinks/Water) and cash bar for liquor other than beers and wine.
  • Exclusive viewing deck next to airstrip
  • Free Snacks throughout the day
  • Free Lunch

 Price: P1200

For VIP Tickets please contact us for more information or buy them online on www.events.co.bw

Available at all Computicket Outlets Shoprite / Checkers / OK Furniture

 

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Camping for the weekend

Please note: Camping is strictly for pilots flying in with their registered passengers. NO PUBLIC CAMPING!!!!!!

Accommodation options for two nights

P220.00 p/p/p/night – you bring your own tent, mattress, pillow and bedding (the cost includes entry tickets for the Air Show on Saturday)
P360.00 p/p sharing p/night (2-man tent provided – you bring your own mattress, pillow and bedding) – IMPORTANT: Tents provided for people not sharing will be charged at the full amount of P800 p/night. (the cost includes an entry ticket for the Air Show on Saturday)
P545 p/p sharing p/night (2-man tent provided + matrass and bedding)
P600 p/p sharing p/night (2-man tent provided + bed, matrass and bedding)

Booking for all options are essential.

Pula/Rand rate will be fixed at the rate of R1.30 for P1.00

Please contact camping@botswana-airshow.com for more information.
Fly-in, information go to http://www.botswana-airshow.com/index.php/pilots-corner/fly-in

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Matsieng Airshow 26 May 2018

Participating aircraft:

09:00 Opening: Pierre Jacobs/ Hot Air Balloon
09:30 Botswana Skydive Parachute Drop
10:00 Slick 360 Conrad Botha
10:15 Boeing Stearman- Ivan van der Schaar
10:45 Pitts Special Formation: Good Year Eagles
11:00 Slick 540 Neville Ferreira
11:15 T5 Harvard’s- Puma Energy Flying Lions
11:30 L29 Albatross Jet- Glen Warden
11:45 EXTRA330SC- Nigel Hopkins
12:00 Team X-treme- Nigel, Mark H, Mark S, Jason
12h15 Bell 407 Altech Netstar Alister Brown
12:30 Antonov AN2 Little Annie- Mark Hill
12:45 Raptors RV-Formation- Pierre Gouws
13:00 Extra 300- Absolute Aviation- Jason Beamish
13:15 R44 Helicopter True North Aviation/I-CAT
13:30 Extra 300LP- Andrew Blackwood-Murray
13:45 Botswana Skydive Parachute Drop
13:55 CHARITY Handover Ceremony
14:00 Botswana Model Aircraft- Thero Matenge
14:15 EXTRA330SC- Nigel Hopkins
14:30 R22 Helicopter- Danie Terreblanche
15:00 Aerospatiale SA316 Alouette 11&111 Helicopter- Juba/Rob
15h15 Slick 540 Neville Ferreira
15:30 Raptors RV-Formation
16:00 L29 Albatross Jet- Glen Warden(Vlam)
16:10 Air-Tractor- True North Aviation
16:30 Pitts Special Formation: Good Year Eagles
16:45 Magni Gyrocopter- Matthew Zalewski
17:00 Team X-treme- Nigel, Mark H, Mark S, Jason
17:30 T5 Harvard’s- Puma Energy Flying Lions
17:45 R22- Danie Terreblanhe
18:00 CLOSE

Updates – Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD2018)

17 August 2018

Rand Easter Show Validation Capibilty Demo 2018-03-29 Gallery

Today was the final day for validations for the SANDF Capability  demo, below are some pictures from today!
Show starts on Friday 30 May 2018. Come and see this amazing display for yourself!
Hashtag for this year is #SANDFrandshow_18

The Rand Show gives South African families a rare opportunity to interact with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF, SANDF CAREER GUIDE, SANDF RSA, SA National Defence Force Events). Nowhere else can you observe the different divisions in action, and see what equipment and hardware they use. To do this, SANDF has prepared a mix of thrilling live demonstrations and drills, as well as static exhibits for the public to experience.

The Capability Demonstration will take place at the Main Arena, at 11:30 each day* during the Easter weekend only (Friday 30 March – Monday 2 April 2018).

This 45 minute display of battle simulations will take place both on the ground and high up in the air. Watch fighter jets and helicopters thunder past, showing off their vehicles combat manoeuvres, while armoured tankers reveal their immense power and strength. It’s one of the annual highlights of the Rand Show, and visitors are urged not to miss it.
Visitors are urged to hold on to their hats for this event – not just because it promises to be an exhilarating experience, but also for safety reasons. The choppers used will create a huge downdraft, which could cause hats and other loose items to fly away if not securely stored!

SANDF Arena Programme will take place at the Main Arena, at 15:00 each day during the Easter weekend only (Friday 30 March – Monday 2 April 2018).

The pride of the SANDF’s drill teams will be on display for the Arena Programme, which includes drills and demonstrations by the South African Army, South African Navy and Military Police, as well as the 44 Parachute Regiment (the South African Army’s chief airborne infantry unit) and the SA Army Specialist Infantry Capability (SAASIC) – who will be incorporating their canine, equestrian and motorbike training into the drills.
The above quoted text source: SA National Defence Force Events


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Rand Easter Show 2018 Media Briefing

Rand Easter Show 2018 Media Briefing

Once again we were invited by the Rand Show organization team to the 2018 Rand Easter Show Media Briefing, the event is set to take place once again at the Johannesburg Expo Centre Nasrec from the 30 March – 8 April 2018. The Rand show is one of the biggest events in Africa and has been entertaining Families for over a year now, says Craig Newman CEO of the Johannesburg Expo Center.

The Media briefing was opened by Craig Newman adding what this year’s festivities are going to be like. We were then greeted by Brig Gen.Mafi Mgobozi who also informed us on what we can expect from the SANDF.After the briefing we were treated to a walk through some of the many exhibits the public can expect on the opening of the Rand Show on Friday 30th March.

 

 

The massive 12 000sqm SANDF display of Military Hardware that the public we be able to view from the many functions the SANDF have a role to play, including the SA ARMY, SAAF, SA Navy and SA military Health Service. The South African Air Force Museum is also present with static exhibits including the Zwartkops based Alouettes two and three. The mighty Rooivalk from 16 Squadron AFB Bloemspruit is also on Static display for the public to get up close and personal with Africa’s very own Gunship.

On the Easter Weekend the SANDF will thrill the crowds with a capability demonstration, this will include Ratel armoured vehicles, Helicopters from various Squadrons including Oryx and A109LUHs.Fighter assets we will see 2 Squadron Gripen simulating airstrikes. We will also see a solo Display by Major Sivu Tangana in the Pilatus PC7MKII from the Central Flying School Langebaanweg.

 

Please note the SANDF Capability Demo will only be taking place from the 30th March-2 April 2018, this also depends on the Availability of aircraft and weather permitting. We look forward to another highly anticipating arena program. Residents in the North and South of Johannesburg can be on the lookout for Helicopters operating out AFB Zwartkops on their routing to Nasrec during the mid morning from tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

The FAW Ermelo Airshow 2018 – What to expect

The FAW Ermelo Airshow 2018

The 1st airshow for 2018.

This is the 1st Airshow for 2018 and it’s all happening on 07 April at Ermelo Airport.
We Aviation Central just love the Small-Town Airshows and will be at the Ermelo Airshow.
Adults R100 and scholars R50 and gates open at 8am
Sound and commentary by the professional Brian Emmenis and his CAPITAL SOUNDS Team.

Please read our Guide Do’s and Don’ts attending an Airshow

(Aircraft list below)

What to expect:

The following Aircraft and teams has been approved and confirmed. (Please note this can change at any time)

Antonov AN-2 – Little Annie Hill
4x Harvards Puma Energy Flying Lions Aerobatic Team
4x Pitts Specials The Cows Aerobatic Team
1941 Boeing Stearman – Ivan Van Der Schaar
L39 Albatros Pierre Gouws
Impala ZU-IMP
VANS RV “Raptors”
Extra 300 LP – Blackwood- Murray
Extra 330 Nigel Hopkins Aerobatics
4x Pitts Specials Goodyear Eagles – Aerobatics Unlimited
Slick 540 Neville Ferreira Airshows
Team Extreme (2 Extra, xa41 , mx2)
Gazelle Helicopter
Magni M16 Gyrocopter
SAAF Gripen (Operating from remote Base to Ermelo for Flying Display)
SAAF Agusta A109 (Static only)

* More Aircraft / Teams awaiting confirmation.
** Please note the Aircraft list can change at any time. 

Click here to view our fill our Airshow calendar 

We Hope to see you at the Ermelo Airshow 2018. Going to be a good one!

Win a Tailor Made Fire Resistant Flight Suit

And our Airwear Flight Suit winner is Tokkie Botes from Skeerpoort….
Congratulation Tokkie form Team Aviation Central.   

Tokkie Botes

If anyone requires information on or has questions about the Competition, please direct your questions to Flippie van Emmenis flippie@aviationcentral.co.za

Win a Tailor Made FireResistant  Flight Suit

How would you like to win a Tailor Made Fire resistant flight suit to the value of ZAR3325.00. 
The Flight suite is sponsored by Airwear   “If you value your skin, protect it, it’s the only one you have”

Kriek Helicopters

How to be in the draw

  1. This “Lucky Draw” is run by us, Aviation Central and not by any Airshow organizer.
  2. Send your Name, Surname, Mobile no and email in a WhatsApp to 0813921823 (Text only number)
  3. You will get a WhatsApp reply will be within 24hrs with Banking details to you to make a R50 donation.
  4. Once payment is received you will then be in the draw for the Tailor-Made Fire-resistant Flight Suit.
  5. Entrees can also be done via the “The Spitfire Restoration project” stand at the Swartkop Museum Flying days & SAAF Museum Airshow 2018 (R10 goes to the Project)
  6. EFT Entrees closes 5pm Thursday 03 May 2018.
  7. Entrees via the “The Spitfire Restoration project” closes at the end SAAF Museum Airshow 2018 – 05 May
  8. All names will be listed on our website, please check if your name is on the list!
  9. Sunday 06th May 2018 we will draw the lucky winner.
  10. The Winner will be phoned and the Winners name will be posted on our website and our Facebook page.
  11. Shortly after the draw a representative will contact the winner for sizes and delivery.
  12. For more information on Airwear and this fantastic Flight suite please visit http://www.airwear.co.za
  13. Funds raised by this will be used by Aviation Central to cover cost to attend Aviation Events in Southern Africa.
  14. You may enter as many times as you like. (Simply multiply the entree count you want to enter with R50 when you do the Payment)
  15. The Draw outcome is final, prize cannot be exchanged for cash.
  16. You need to be a South African Resident.
  17.  The Prize can be given to a friend / relative as a gift if you are the lucky winner as long as they live in South Africa.

 Fire Resistant Flight SuitsEntree list

Number Name Last four phone Numbers
1  Graham Walker  5179
2  Johan Roos  7171
3  Heydon Hall  3905
4  Christiaan Richardson  5709
5  Mokgadi Masete  6393
6  Mark Miller  5731
7  Johan Erasmus  3286
8  Elzabe de Kock  2701
9  Rishabh Naran  0232
10  Rishabh Naran  0232
11  Rishabh Naran  0232
12  Bennie du Plessis  7709
13  Bennie du Plessis  7709
14  Elzabe de Kock  2701
15  Courtney Pillay  3873
16  Frank Moody  0000
17  Frank Moody  0000
18  Frank Moody  0000
19  Frank Moody  0000
20  Frank Moody  0000
21  Anton Marais  8991
22 Jacques Germishuys  3152
23  Johan Nell  9325
24  Stephen Kangisser  2260
25  Tokkie Botes  3015
26 Tokkie Botes  3015
27  Tokkie Botes  3015
28  Tokkie Botes  3015
29  Charmaine Oliver  5364
30  Gregory Clegg  1849
31  Gregory Clegg  1849
32  Gregory Clegg  1849
33  Gregory Clegg  1849
34  Thapelo Makhalanyane  2647
35  Joyce Rasetlola  5977
36  Ruan Wiehman  0330
37  Ruan Wiehman  0330
38  Ruan Wiehman  0330
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The Aero Club Air Week

Aero Club Airweek

Do you love Aviation, like we at Aviation Central do?

If there is only a small bit of Yes in your thought now, then The Aero Club Air Week is for you.
The Air week is for anyone with a love for Aviation and anything “Aviation” goes! This is to be the biggest gathering of Aviation Lovers Southern Africa has ever seen and it all in build up to the Aero Club of South Africa’s centenary celebrations in 2020, Yes it’s not only SAAF that will be turning 100 in the year 2020 but the Aero Club of South Africa as well and they are starting early with the build-up.
Aero Club SA
This is definitely another reason to attend the air week. Middelburg Aeroclub was on the top 3 Airshow of the years in 2016 and 2017, Although this is not an airshow, it shows you that the guys from Middelburg can put up a spectacular aviation event and with an event of this type and the guys from Middelburg Aeroclub, you don’t want to miss out.
MiddelBurg Aero Club
Drive in or Fly in, just get there on the weekend 09-11 March 2018, the place to be Middelburg Aero Club (Click here to view airport location in google maps) Camping on Airport, Bring your own tent (Free) or Rent. Tent rentals. single tent for the weekend will be R670 per person and Double Tents will be R460 per person sharing. Meals will be available onsite or just bring your own. We will update once meal prices is available. More than enough fuel will be onsite, and once again we will publish fuel prices is available. Please note it is very important to register your attendance at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/7AycmuSBTbTY2Bkt2


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This is some of the disciples that we can see at this year’s event at Middelburg.   (Not all listed!)

• Spot landing competitions (for everything that got airborne, including hot air balloons and gyrocopters)
• Fun rallies for all aircraft types and speeds (short duration introduction navigational rallies)
• Fly markets (sell the aviation things you no longer need)
• On airfield camping Own tent or rented tent
• Drone racing
• Forums on various topics
• Introduction to Aerobatics – all classes and judging initiation
• Balloon night-glows
• Vintage aircraft
• Gyrocopters
• Jets
• Radio Controlled
• Aerobatics
• Light sport aircraft
• Microlights
• Gliders
• Motor gliders
• Helicopter
• Ultralights
• Aviation Photographers Dream


Interim Line-up of events for the Air Week!

Time Friday 9th March 2018   Saturday 10th March 2018   Sunday 11th March 2018
0600 0600 Balloon inflation and flight 0600 Balloon inflation and flight
0700 Arrivals / Breakfast 0700 Microlight Navigation observation and Timing 0700 Epic Aviation – Paramotor Introduction
0800 Breakfast 0800 Breakfast 0800 Breakfast
0900 0900 Navigation Rally 0900
1000  Airfield Opens (ATC & EMS) 1000 Navigation Rally – continued 1000 Aerobatics Demo (All Classes)
1100 1100 Navigation Rally – continued 1100
1200 Lunch 1200 Lunch 1200
1300 1300 Gliding Launches 1300 Departures
1400 1400 Gyro Maize Bombing

Drone Racing

1400
1500 Gliding Launches 1500 Radio Model Jets / Large Scale Aerobatics 1500
1600 1600 Formation Aerobatic Team Introduction 1600
1700 1700 Epic Aviation – Paramotor Introduction 1700
1800 Dinner , Safety First Aviator Launch (30 min) 1800 Braai and Entertainment, BAFSA Night Glow 1800

How to get there by Air

FAMB:  Elevation – 4886 ft
Runway: 02/20 –1345 m  – gravel – not lighted
14/32 –1800 m – Tarred – Lighted
Circuit altitude:   6500 ALT (1500 AGL)
Circuit direction: All to the south west of RWY 14/32, RH circuit for Rwy 14, LH circuit for Rwy 32
If required the gravel runway 02/20 is available and subject to ATC instructions.
Call FAMB tower (127.95) 10 nm’s inbound. Expect to join overhead (2000 AGL or 7000 ALT ) or otherwise as instructed by ATC. The Aerodrome will be open to all traffic. Scheduled activities will get priority. Ground Frequency allocated will be (120.20)
Joining From The West (Witbank) Route along the N4 East bound from Witbank to the intersection N4/R35.  Call ATC 127.95 for joining instructions.  The initial routing from the intersection will be north bound along the N11 to FAMB or otherwise instructed by ATC.
Joining From The South Route north bound either along the R35 or N11. If joining via the R35 (North bound) route to the intersection R35/N4 and call ATC for joining instructions.
Joining From The East (Belfast) Route along the N4 West bound from Belfast to the intersection N4/N11. Call ATC at the intersection for joining instructions.  The routing from the intersection will be north bound along the N11 to FAMB or otherwise instructed by ATC.
Joining From The North (Loskopdam) Call FAMB ATC at Loskop dam for routing instruction.


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How to get there by Road

Take a drive up the N4, and take the R575 and then the R555, and then the M11 out north of the town.


Exhibitors

All Aviation related suppliers invited to Exhibit at a minimal cost. Commercial price per stand is R1500 for the weekend. Corporate Vendor Sales per stand is R5000 for the weekend. Vendors sales per stand is R 500 for the weekend. AeCSA member Aicraft Sale stand is R 200 for the weekend. Non AeCSA member Aircraft Sales is R 700 for the weekend. Exhibitors committed so far:

  • Adventure Air
  • Warbirds
  • The Airplane Factory
  • Century Avionics
  • Epic Aviation
  • Comav

Sections are encouraged to showcase their section by setting up a Gazebo and to engage with pilots.


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Sponsorship Appeal

The goal of the Airweek is to raise awareness of the different recreational aviation activities in South Africa between the section members and to make it a Recreational pilot Gathering.

In order to meet this goal, we request your help in securing sponsorship for various facilities and activities to promote recreational aviation, in this respect support is sought for:

  • Kiddie Entertainment – Jumping Castle
  • Beer Tent
  • Portable Showers for Camping on the Airfield
  • A Marquee Tent to host the various activities

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Poll – Sliver Falcons Formation 2018

Silver Falcons Formation Swartkop 2018

Falcon Formation 2018

In 2017 we ran a Poll for you to select what aircraft you would like to see the Silver Falcons Aerobatic Team format with.
The Gripen won the vote. we took the results to Air Boss for the 2017 show. They listened to your vote and agreed to the Formation. The Formation was practiced and flew on the last validation day before the show. What a formation that was to see !
On Show Day, 06 May 2017 the Gripen/Silver Falcon formation was the last Item on the program. Every one was looking forward to it, when a technical problem prevented the Formation that was flown just the day before was to be repeated. This was a big disappointed to the crowd, but one that could not be prevented and was excepted as such by all.

2017 Poll Results

2017 Poll

2017 Poll


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Now, It is Airshow Season 2018 and once again we are running the Poll on what you would like to see in the Formation with the Silver Falcons Aerobatic Team. The Air Boss for the SAAF Museum Airshow 2018 will again be monitoring this poll.
Please cast your vote and show the Air Boss what you want to see in formation with our Silver Falcons Aerobatic Team at the SAAF Museum 2018 Airshow to be held 05 May 2018

Cast your Vote below:

 

What will you like to see in Formation with the Silver Falcons

  • Gripen (40%, 123 Votes)
  • Rooivalk (21%, 66 Votes)
  • C130 (11%, 35 Votes)
  • Vampire (9%, 29 Votes)
  • Airliner (8%, 26 Votes)
  • Hawk (5%, 15 Votes)
  • Impala (4%, 11 Votes)
  • Albatross (1%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 309

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See Gripen and Silver Falcons in Formation

Photos form past Silver Falcons Formations

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